IPL 2018, DD vs KKR, Match 26: Dropping Gambhir Worked As DD Win By 55 runs

IPL 2018, DD vs KKR, Match 26 LIVE: Under a new skipper, Delhi Daredevils successfully sought revenge from Kolkata Knight Riders of their previous loss

The Delhi Daredevils (DD) have surely had the sigh of relief as they tasted the second victory after a long while in the tournament. Without Gautam Gambhir, it was speculated that the road ahead for Delhi is going to be extremely tough. However, the young guns of this camp proved each and every ideation wrong after their performance with the bat and ball against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 27. Especially, Prithvi Shaw (66) and newly elected skipper Shreyas Iyer whose fiery 40-ball 93 took the team total to 219. Later, the DD bowling unit completely bamboozled the KKR batsmen and restricted them at 164/9 and took the game home by 55 runs.

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23:30 IST And Delhi are back in the tournament, that too, with a bang. New skipper was spot on his first outing with all these responsibilities. After playing the captains knock he guided the team to victory by 55 runs which came after almost after more than a week’s time. Hard luck for KKR tonight.

23:20 IST After losing the grip for a while, the DD bowlers have taken the hold back on the game. Avesh Khan picks the wicket of dangerous looking Andre Russell and almost finishes the game for his team.

23:10 IST And the DD bowlers suddenly brings smiles on their fans’ faces. Shubhman Gill departs followed by Shivam Mavi. KKR are 7 wickets down and their struggle begins again.

22:55 IST Shubhman Gill and Andre Russel are turning the tables for KKR. Russel is sending almost every ball out of the part while Gill is anchoring the innings with his clever batting.

22:45 IST Andre Russell has just stepped in to bat and as always, he has started charging. Until his arrival, the DD bowlers dominated but now, Russell is ruining their economy rates.

22:35 IST DD fans were so worried when they came to know that Gautam Gambhir has been dropped. By the time, their worries converted into joys. KKR are 5 wickets down and they have no clue what’s going on. Meanwhile, the DD fans are like…

22:20 IST The Indian U-19 world cup heroes – Prithvi Shaw and Shivam Mavi – played some phenomenal cricket tonight. now it’s time for another youngster from that team, Shubhman Gill, to do some talking with the bat.

22:10 IST KKR batting is destroyed by the DD bowling unit. All the top performers are back in the dressing room and the fans are asking ‘Prayer Aunty’ to help the Knights in this game.

22:05 IST KKR is in deep trouble now. 3 overs gone, KKR are 33/3. After a phenomenal batting show, the DD bowlers are threatening the KKR batsmen.

21:55 IST KKR begins the chase and faces a huge blow right in the second over. Maxwell drew the first blood and DD are getting a strong hold on the game.

21:35 IST Before this clash, Sanjay Manjrekar said in a statement that Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy would be meaningless if the batsmen didn’t perform. Iyer proved him wrong with the captain’s knock he played tonight. 40 balls, 93 runs, 10 sixes and 3 fours. Moreover, those 4 sixes to Shivam Mavi in the last over was the epic way to end the innings. DD – 219/4. KKR need 220 runs to win.

21:20 IST Iyer is indeed playing the captain’s knock tonight. After getting 1000 IPL runs, the young lad scored a magnificent half-century. DD players are on fire tonight!

21:10 IST After playing a magnificent inning, the U-19 star, Prithvi Shaw returns to the pavilion. He scored 62 off 44 balls while the new skipper has now taken over the ground and frustrating the KKR bowling unit.

21:00 IST The new DD skipper and the India U-19 skipper are entertaining the crowd at Feroz Shah Kotla like never before. Iyer is proving it like a pro that ‘with great powers comes great responsibility’.

20:53 IST Prithvi Shaw is tackling every KKR bowler as if he has been doing so for years. The youngster smashes 50 and becomes the joint-youngest cricketer with Sanju Samson to score an IPL fifty. Classical cricket shots he’s been playing tonight in order to set a competitive total against the opponents.

20:43 IST Indian U-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw is proving his worth tonight against the big bowlers including Mitchell Johnson. While the young lad from Mumbai is inching towards his maiden IPL fifty, the fans on social media are going gaga over his batting.

20:33 IST After a magnificent start, Colin Munro departs as young Shivam Mavi draws the first blood. The U-19 stars are performing fearlessly tonight at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Meanwhile, the DD skipper comes in to bat at number 3.

20:23 IST Munro looks in good mood right now. Punishing almost every bowler and dealing in fours and sixes. Can he score his maiden IPL century?

20:13 IST Even after the commencement of the game, the cricket fans are disappointed on Gambhir’s absence. For the first time in this season, Gauti is missing out a game and the fans on social media are like…

20:05 IST Colin Munro and Prithvi Shaw open the innings and both are playing fearlessly. The DD fans are expecting a good partnership from the new pair of DD openers.

19:55 IST While DD are in dire need of a victory, the fans wish the same. It will be a delight for the Delhi fans if they win tonight.

19:45 IST While the veteran Indian cricketers are getting dropped from their respective teams, the fans seem disappointed with this events. After Harbhajan and Yuvraj, today Gauti was dropped from the DD playing XI

19:35 IST Here’s the playing XI for tonight’s battle:

KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav

DD: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer(c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult

19:30 IST Toss time. KKR have won it and they will chase tonight. The home team, DD, to bat first.

19:20 IST The fans are eagerly waiting for the toss as they wanted to know whether Gambhir gets a spot in the playing XI.

19:15 IST The DD franchise has meanwhile named Morris’ replacement. One Protea cricketer leave and another arrives. South African speedster Junior Dala joins the team.

19:10 IST While leaving the DD camp, Morris leaves an emotional message for his fans and rest of the teammates.

19:05 IST Ahead of tonight’s clash, another huge blow surmounts the Delhi camp. South African speedster Chris Morris has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament. He becomes the second Protea cricketer to be ruled out after Kagiso Rabad.